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The Daily Beast on Sunday was ecstatic after contributing editor and ex-con hacker Kevin Poulsen doxxed 34-year-old Shawn Brooks, a black Trump-supporter who posted a viral video on Facebook of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) which was slowed down so she appears drunk.

On May 22, Brooks - a blue collar day laborer from New York - posted an initial, unedited clip to his personal Facebook page of Pelosi stammering her way through a news conference, with the caption "Is Nancy Pelosi drunk?" 13 minutes later, he posted a different video of Pelosi to a political Facebook page he operates, Politics WatchDog, which had been deliberately slowed down to make her appear as though drunk. 

And how did Daily Beast come to know this? Facebook told them it was Brooks (who The Beast was sure to note is currently on probation for domestic battery, future employers.)

Thirteen minutes later, a Facebook official told The Daily Beast, Brooks posted a very different Pelosi video to a Facebook page called Politics WatchDog—one of a series of hyperpartisan news operations Brooks runs (with help, he claims). This clip had been altered to slow Pelosi down without lowering the pitch of her voice. The effect was to make it sound as though the Speaker of the House was slurring her words drunkenly while criticizing Donald Trump. -Daily Beast

Neither video violate Facebook's TOS, and they remain up. Brooks, meanwhile told the Beast that he "wasn't the individual who created that Pelosi video" - however Facebook told the Beast's Kevin Poulsen that "the video was first posted on Politics WatchDog directly from Brooks’ personal Facebook account." 

Moreover, Brooks said over Twitter that the Beast lied when they quoted him as saying he made "nearly $1,000 in shared ad revenue," and that Poulsen had just "made up a bunch of shit and added my past history (which isn't all true)..." 

On Wednesday, Pelosi claimed that Facebook's refusal to remove the 'drunk' clip proves that company was actively contributing to Kremlin interference in the 2016 US election

Of note - more two weeks prior, President Trump tweeted a video of Pelosi - completely different than the ones Brooks posted - in which the 79-year-old House Speaker's stammerings are spliced together. 

The Facebook / Daily Beast doxxing of a private citizen has not gone over well, with both companies receiving heavy criticism for blowing up a regular guy who simply mocked a politician. 

Some have pointed out that the leftist media didn't similarly track down and expose the person who posted a 'doctored' (out of context) video of Covington Catholic high school student Nick Sandmann who was slammed by the MSM for mocking a Native American elder, only for a full version of the encounter to vindicate the 16-year-old after it was clear that the Native American - a known political provocateur - had been confrontational with the Trump-supporting students.

Brooks has launched a GoFundMe and is looking to sue.